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OAK CREEK — The Racine Unified School District is among 10 regional organizations that will benefit from grants from the PPG Foundation, it was announced Tuesday.

PPG on Tuesday announced that the PPG Foundation invested more than $113,000 in 10 area organizations in support of educational and skill development programs in 2017. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s industrial coatings facility at 10800 S. 13th St. in Oak Creek, located just north of the Racine County line on Highway V.

“PPG and the PPG Foundation are committed to building young people’s literacy in science and math, as well as skilled tradespeople,” said Jack Marshall, PPG’s Oak Creek plant manager. “We are pleased to support these organizations, which are helping develop the future workforce for advanced manufacturers like PPG.”

According to PPG, Unified will receive $18,800 that will finance several district programs: A construction program to build tiny homes for homeless veterans; the Walnuts and Bolts robotics team; three technical education scholarships; and the purchase of a vinyl printer and cutter.

The other grant recipients are all based in Milwaukee County and include: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum; Bradley Technology High; Discovery World; Milwaukee Area Technical College Foundation; Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation; Oak Creek High School; and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee.


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